What is Required to Deal With the Horrible Entropy and Chaos of Human Sin: Part One

What is sin? For myself, following the Biblical law, sin is missing the mark of God’s holiness. Seems nebulous and vast. An abyss of its own; a place where one can look down and see an endless darkness because, quite frankly, holiness is something no man attains while alive on this earth. Never will you find me kissing the ring on the finger of a holy man for that ‘holy’ man is an affront to the true holiness of God, by dint of the claim of his mantle. There’s a difference in being God’s man and a so-called holy man. There is no such thing as the latter on this earth. I care not about semantics here.

Since the transgressions of humanity know no bounds, then sin is, in fact, an abyss that can swallow us whole in every facet: mentally, spiritually, and physically. One doesn’t need to be a man of faith to understand what happens when we willingly give into the desires that seek to drag us away from the immutable Laws of the Universe, patterns set in motion at the beginning of that universe.

But without faith, what are we to do? Well, there’s always sheer willpower. But sheer willpower wanes and ebbs. That’s whether one has faith or not. Many attempt to hold the religious hostage by reminding them that, hey, even with your God, you still sin! There’s no reason to argue this one back; it is without question true.

What God, specifically Christ, provides, is the only method with which sin can be dealt with so that it does not drag our very souls into the underworld, where prison and nothing more awaits us. Jesus Saves. How many times have you read it? Heard it? Is it true? What does He save us from?

He saves us from ourselves, our natural tendency to run, break the rules, break the laws of the universe; our natural inclination to follow our desires and passions above all else toward self-destruction. He saves us from the spiritual forces in the universe that seek to exacerbate those tendencies; the Dark Things that have no choice but to face an Eternal Underworld, thus they want us with them; a hatred seethes within them because we have access to what they do not: the possibility of seeing the Beloved God without the anger and judgment they will face.

He alone controls the entropy of sin. He alone can stop it. You’ve likely heard the story many times of how He did this: He became sin and through the triumph of the Cross and Resurrection, proved to be the only One who could satisfy God’s requirements to purchase back all those who did, have, and ever will sin. If this seems trite to you, I don’t blame you, as American Christianity has so watered this down as to be almost meaningless to so many, lost of any depth and value, and how it correlates with all we know about this universe we inhabit. I dare you right now to dig deeper. Forget about any church people who turned your stomach. They mean nothing. Dig into it, see what you find. The Word, I promise you, never comes back without value and wisdom.

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And so as I watch the madness in the world unfold, I see the mirror of myself; my own ugliness and sin, my own desires to break free of His yoke at every turn, at every juncture. I’ve seen my excuses for my bad behavior. I’ve seen the entropy of sin that crept into my life over time. There have been moments of clarity so sharp that it almost broke me to see the truth.

So I turn to Him.

But that’s not the end, nor the beginning. For whom much is given, much is required. If Christ offers the only method with which to weed out and destroy that entropy and chaos in our lives we so glibly call ‘sin,’ then can I just pop into church on Sunday morning, sing a few hymns while thinking about Arby’s, go my merry way, and gain the gifts He offers?

What an insult to this gift. This God. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve insulted Him Myself. I don’t want to know. The weight might crush me.

I knew that as I began to see the depth of my own chaotic, entropy-mongering sins over the last few months that serious changes had to be made. “Lord, hear my prayer as a sinner,” was not going to be enough. After all, I’d been saying that for decades. I would ask Him to hear me constantly, with never the wherewithal to stop and listen.

I sought out mental clarity some months ago. I began removing things in my life that distracted me. Though I have not owned a TV in years, like any human, I simply found new ways to distract myself. One by one, I began to weed them out. For some time, there was little change. God did not waltz in a couple of weeks later and tell me how proud of me He was. I had to keep at it.

The Bible tells us to meditate on the Word of God. So does nearly every pastor who steps up behind the pulpit. We glibly dance the words off our tongues as though we understand them. I know that I did not. I’ve read the Bible, studied it, watched thousands of hours of lectures from brilliant men about it; I’ve read millions of words of commentary. This is all beneficial and I highly recommend it. But meditating? No, I was not doing that. More often than not, my Biblical studies were intellectual. Again, not bad, as my own Bible also tells me to study and show up approved by God.

Still, I remember one day I pulled this verse up, some two months back:

Joshua 1:9Names of God Bible (NOG)

“I have commanded you, ‘Be strong and courageous! Don’t tremble or be terrified, because Yahweh your Elohim is with you wherever you go.’”

 

I then proceeded to say it over and over in my head. For over an hour, I read it, re-read it. I sought out no commentary. I just pondered it. I talked to God about it. I asked Him what it meant. I meditated (do not confuse this with any Eastern form of meditation). I would not let the verse, the idea, the depth of what God is saying go until something clicked. And something did, but the next day, not within the time that I took with no distractions to meditate on it. Softly, God granted me the tidbit of wisdom I sought from the verse. After all:

James 1:5Names of God Bible (NOG)

If any of you needs wisdom to know what you should do, you should ask God, and he will give it to you. God is generous to everyone and doesn’t find fault with them.

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I do not spend every single night meditating as I should. I am still new at this, which is almost shameful, considering my faith in Christ spans 34 years. But our world of comforts and distractions was a far better plan by the Dark Forces that rain down chaos and entropy on us that we really understand, for we are no programmed to interrupt stillness, to shun silence, and to ‘feel good about ourselves,’ constantly. Did I sin today? Well were I to follow the Christianity of today, then I merely need to buck up, pat myself on the back, and know that God loves me.

And my does He! But it is not in comfort and entertainment that we find out the depth of this love. It is when we sit down, turn everything off, and force the unthinkable upon ourselves: seeking out our ugliness, desiring to understand and eradicate it.

This is not legalism, for ‘trying harder’ not to sin will do us no good. We cannot ‘try harder,’ and succeed. To whom much is given, much is required, and the requirement to get out from under the whip of sin and its chaos and destruction is to do a lot more than turn the TV off at night for half and hour and dig out the ol’ Good Book.

I have found that silence is in order. Chaos really cannot abide silence. So for a while, my mind could not, as it was chaotic. There have also been moments of such clarity as to the depth of my own insults against my God that I serve that it overwhelmed me. But I continue to discover that each time I am overwhelmed, God steps in. I still feel as though I could crack under the weight of my failures, but He assures me that is not what He wants. Punishment is not His goal for His own. Admonishment and correction towards more contentment and a deeper understanding of His own laws, those of the universe, as well as how mankind functions, are the things that He desires.

More on this tomorrow…

Interview with Brett Stevens

I recently had the opportunity to interview Brett Stevens of Amerika.org (and many more outlets). I sent him a few questions and, when he returned the interview, I was as usual fascinated with his responses. As when we have discussions, not everything he says I agree with, including in this interview, yet I always find his insights interesting and deeply thought through. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as he and myself.

Brett, thank you for agreeing to this interview.

Thank you for sending it to me. I have read your blogs for years now and have appreciated the insights you have bestowed upon us, as well as the competent and yet not cynical music. I hope you keep it up for many years to come.

Let’s talk about metal. I grew up in a Fundamentalist Christian environment. Nearly every other week, the Christian school that I attended featured a video on the evils of rock and roll. Where I agreed (and still do) with them was that the inherent praise of casual sex and drug use was/is clearly damaging. What I never agreed with them on was that neither metal nor hard rock was precisely what they saw it as. Rather than any sort of invitation or, worse, invocation into any sort of Satanic nonsense, the lyrical content of the majority of the metal bands, to my ears, spurred warnings against truly Luciferian ideas such as conformity, globalism, the folly of trusting elected officials, et al. The true danger, to me, were always the soft pop artists, selling sex, drug us, and softened Paganism like weed. Digestible for the general public, bubble-gum programming at its finest. Having been on the forefront of the underground metal scene for decades, going all the way back to BBS, what are your thoughts here?

As usual, appearance differs from reality. In appearance, the conservatives are standing against decay by insisting that we all become good citizens of this robotic civilization. They want us to go get jobs, pay taxes, obey all the rules, and give way anytime someone from a less “privileged” environment wants something. This is why conservatives have failed. They are defending what is in reality quite evil, but in appearance is good. The reason they cannot separate the two is found in the ego; they like the appearance of good because it serves their own interests before those of the group, and so they make a good show of being “good” when in fact they are advocating intermediate steps to “evil.”

Metal is a rebellion against illusions and an inversion of the dichotomy between appearance and reality. It asserts reality in ways that appear terrifying, but are in fact more sane and pleasurable than what those in thrall to the false appearance can offer. Metal finds beauty in noise, darkness, death, evil and the apocalypse, and in doing so, reveals the lies at the heart of our society. Democracy is not good; it is a path to death. Socialism leads to bankruptcy. Being nice to people means that bad people get ahead while good people stick around to clean up. Being a good conservative means that you become a support structure for a dying civilization just so that you can claim you are doing the right thing.

They objected to heavy metal on the basis of its perceived extremes – drugs, sex and violence – but what they really objected to was the rebellion against the perceived intellectual authority of the people in power. Metal did not say to fight them literally, it said not to take them seriously, because they are appearance merchants and complacency shills and little else. This prompted a counter-attack. Metal has its extremes, but as you note, they are less dangerous than those in pop music, because for metal this hedonism is not at its core; these behaviors are incidental because metalheads tend to be partiers. For pop music, bohemianism is its message because it is a safe form of individualism that does not threaten the power structure of democracy and also keeps the proles busy when not at work.

Metal instead stood for a radical idea: realism, in the context of history. This meant that we were comparing ourselves not to last year, but to last millennia, and one five thousand years ago… under this high standard, our modern society appears as bankrupt, pointless and selfish as it is. This is an unforgivable sin according to those who want to be the powers that be.

If you want to know how metal thinks, look at the name of the first proto-metal band: Black Sabbath. Heavy metal inverts the rotten order of our society which is already inverted, and by doing so returns us to sanity by delivering us from any kind of trust in the corrupt institutions that make up our postmortem civilization.

To my mind, metal has never been licentious. It assigns physical pleasures to their place and redirects our attention toward goals which would have been comprehensible at the time of The Odyssey, but are now viewed with suspicion. Through its mythological and historical view, metal redirects us from The Now toward the eternal.

This puts metal in opposition to modernity. Modernity is based in individualism and, as a result, what is happening within the group at the present moment. The “heaviness” of metal demands we step outside the present, relax and contemplate the eternal.

In this way, it is both anti-modern and perennial music. It bonds us to reality instead of isolating us in worlds of our own composed of ego-drama. This is unacceptable to the powers that be, so they slander it with whatever is convenient, usually the accusation that it corrupts the youth – much as was used against Socrates.

Do the metal artists that informed your thinking decades ago still do so, and in what way?

My early thinking was informed by the forest, and then I spent a great deal of time with the classics, and after that, bands like Slayer and Hellhammer fit into what I had learned from classical literature and philosophy. Metal is a heavily Romantic movement, but like Romanticism, it is divided between the individualism of The Enlightenment™ and the realistic recognition that ancient Greece and Rome were great civilizations while our present one is in a holding pattern, subsidizing itself with the greatness of the past but unable to achieve any greatness on its own. In this way, metal fits right into the nexus of authors like William Burroughs, Friedrich Nietzsche, Aldous Huxley, William Gibson and Thomas Pynchon who write about the collapse of social order as a final culmination to this lack of direction in the West. In this way, metal still informs my thinking, because there is a continuity of thought.

Currently I still listen to a fair amount of metal, punk and synthpop music. This is interspersed with the majority of my listening, which is the cluster of genres generally called “classical music,” with focus on Baroque and Modernist types. The classics are still relevant because they are first and foremost powerful music, and they derive this power from being true to some aspect of the world around us, like any other great art. Most of the art around us is not true to the world at all, but reflects desires of the ego, and all pop music fits into this; that sort of listening is extremely transient for me and I am happy to escape the presence of such music. As the artist behind Merzbow, a collaborator of K.K. Null, once said, “If by noise you mean uncomfortable sound, then pop music is noise to me.” So the old classics from many genres join the new music I find as both truthful art and an escape from the wall of noise around us.

I believe that this next question will fit into the ideas here, so tell us how did Brave New World and The Perennial Philosophy by Huxley influence your own thoughts about this world of fake and virtual things that we inhabit in Modernity?

Huxley fit into what Plato had expressed: that what we think of as “reality” is in fact effect, not cause. Elsewhere there is a cause which has a larger informational footprint, which means that our world is not the dominant place with a supernatural aspect tacked on, but that there is an informational reality which encloses this physical one, despite the appearance of it having exactly the opposite case. Kant turned me on to this with the concept of the perceptual filter, namely that our brains assemble a reality that works for us in immediate concerns – the four Fs: fighting, food, fleeing and reproduction – but we have to climb out of Plato’s cave and rediscover what is actually true. Logically, our world cannot be the source of order and pattern and structure in the universe, therefore there is an undeniable “bigger” world out there that is the source of this one.

Where Huxley got interesting was that he expressed how the above – that our view of the world is inverted, since we assume that what is closest to us is the source of everything that can be, when in fact we are at the end of a causal chain and not its source – appears in both politics and philosophy. In philosophy, we end up with materialism; in politics, we end up with individualism, which is where individuals pursue their own desires and make a hell on earth as a result. The society he described in Brave New World is how empires fall; most people do not realize that he wrote that book in 1932, and blamed We The People for the downfall of the West, which so outraged Socialist George Orwell that he wrote his own book in 1948, exonerating We The People and blaming dictatorship instead. Orwell’s book made perfect postwar propaganda against both Hitler and Stalin, so it was selected to be a classic.

When one digs deeply into Huxley, one finds Perennialism at the core of everything he writes. The essence of Perennialism is a type of anti-fundamentalism: we recognize that there is one reality and many descriptions of it called religions, but that when placed in the hands of masters, most religions converge on the same approximate truth, which means that we can use this general idea – or a set of ideas, really – as the basis for metaphysical exploration, and thus escape any specific “tradition” into the idea of Tradition itself. This leads right into Evola and then straight back into Plato. Philosophy is sort of like a rollercoaster that way.

Recently, I watched as Mike Pence was roundly harassed on Twitter after pointing out how he and his wife try to maintain purity in their marriage. I could not help but think of Brave New World in this regard. We have truly reached the point in our history where our society is utterly flipped in terms of morality. Having spent decades tracking the path of humanity and philosophy, does this reversal of morality surprise you?

We live in inverted times. The ego, voracious as always, seeks to assert itself as the cause and goal of all that exists; this naturally clashes with reality, which is based on the interaction between objects for informational and not material objectives. Actual love and marriage require partial sacrifice of the self, much like love of race, country or God/gods does, and so these are taboo and anathema to the Left. The Left panics when these things arise because the Leftist argument is based on its way being superior, and so if someone else succeeds doing something un-Lefty, then Leftism is invalidated, and worst of all this happens in the eyes of Leftists. To Leftists, a man in love with his wife and trying to lead a moral life is thus a threat.

Does this surprise me? No: I have seen for decades now how the unmoored ego is like a cosmic black hole that sucks in everything around it, forbidding light from escaping. Individualism is the source of the mob (sometimes called herd or Crowd) because when selfish people join together, they use their numbers as force and do so in a formless, ahierarchical group for the express purpose of having no responsibility, accountability and skin in the game. Their goal is to use what others have for themselves. This is the paradox of Crowds; they seem like they are a group activity, but really, they are many self-centered people using each other as an attack vector on the good, normal, decent, healthy, beautiful, honest, reverent, natural, logical, actual/realistic (“true”) and thriving. The selfish ego does not want to adapt to external reality because it wants to be king alone, and that requires deprecating reality to second place as less important than the ego, a condition we call “solipsism.” In the grips of this insane pathology, there is no way the Left can do anything but what they do, which is act out an impulse to destroy while justifying it with platitudes about peace, love, unity, pacifism, tolerance, respect, universality and friendship. This is how they are, and it manifests exactly the same way in the French Revolution as in the Russian Revolution, and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and execution of Socrates, just as in everyday events such as mass panics, trends, fads, manias and obsessions.

Pence just walked into their crosshairs by trying to be a decent fellow, and they hate him anyway because he dislikes homosexuality. I understand his concern; homosexuality, like promiscuity and other illogical sexual behaviors, is linked to perversion and its public appearance is not a good sign. The best way to handle it is a two-way type of tolerance where homosexuals except that heterosexuals are repulsed by homosexuality and never want to see it or hear of it, and heterosexuals accept that homosexuals are produced by nature – whether as genetic errors, as seems partially true from their higher mortality, or as a support staff without the burden of child-rearing – and so need a place, although not necessarily in the focus of the mainstream. The Left tries to legitimize homosexuality because they believe it is perversity and thus can be used as a weapon against normal sexuality.

This is tangential, but it makes sense to mention the concept of sexual economics here. Sex and love like any other market represent a competition, with some achieving the ideal and most others getting something not-quite-ideal and then rationalizing that as best they can. We know that the ideal is the nuclear family and undying love, which Pence seems to have or at least strive for, because it provides the most pleasure for the individual over the longest period of time. It also avoids the great misery of divorce, loneliness and emotional alienation. Pence naturally outrages those who have lost in the sexual economy. This is why the people criticizing him are generally obese, living in dingy city apartments, working do-nothing perpetual entry level jobs, covered in tattoos and blue hair, promiscuous and yet “unlucky in love” – funny how those two usually seem to pair up – a condition which they rationalize as ideal. If Pence has a happy marriage, that interrupts their ability to rationalize and makes them enraged, which is why they attack with shrill noises and gnashing of teeth. Leftists are Orcs and Goblins.

There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end is death. To me, I see this dark way as the most accessible. The ‘wide path,’ as it were, which leads us toward the Hive Mind that we see exhibited today all around us. But there is another way. One which leads to Truth rooted in Reality, rather than our human emotions and feelings. Each of us has the ability to discover this way on our own. It is without question that you have discovered it for yourself. How did you come to find this way that does not lead to spiritual death?

When explorers first came to America, they discovered that the Amerinds here – a mixed race population that is mostly Asian in origin, but seems to have early European and Semitic ancestors as well, which makes sense since these were the voyaging tribes of the pre-modern period – smoked Nicotiana Rustica, a primitive type of tobacco. In the way of Western men, they began to cultivate it, and quickly bred it into a more abundant, sweeter-tasting, less potent (most smokers want this and have always wanted this, just like most people secretly prefer 3.2% beer) variety known as Virginia tobacco. One day in the late 1860s, a farmer noticed that he had a Virginia plant that had changed to be more like the Rustica plants. It was stronger, less sweet, and more abundant. In other words, it was like the Rustica, but having taken advantage of the new traits of the Virginia tobacco. This new type of leaf, Burley, was referred to as “an atavism of Virginia” because it brought forth the old traits in a new form. I am an atavism of modern man, and always have been; I was wired this way, but after spending a number of hours in the forest long ago, came to realize that the world is composed of patterns that manifest in material instead of the other way around. This fundamental religiosity and militant realism carried me through early life intact because I always had belief in the possibility of goodness, pleasure, logic and intelligence; no one else believed in such old-fashioned or radical things.

The duality – realism and transcendentalism – continues in me. I see how the two are related but most will find this concept to be alien. They expect people to be religious, or in the vernacular reality-denying, or realist, which in the vernacular means materialist; they cannot accept that the two are the same thing and the vernacular is wrong: a realist sees the world as it is, and in a Darwinian sense attempts to adapt to it, but this is a reactive and not prescriptive path. Realism then requires we figure out not just the methods we use, but where we should direct ourselves, and to what we should aspire, which leads us to transcendentalism, which is essentially the task of understanding the pattern language and structure of nature, so that we figure out what it aspires to, and adapt to that. In transcendentalism, we find the hidden beauty of our reality, and can then aspire to that, but it also shows us that most people are thinking in an inverted way. Appearance is not reality, and is always a trap, because it is inverted through the presence of perspective: we perceive what is closest to us to be the origin of all, when in fact the opposite is true. That knowledge takes us from the wide path to the narrow path.

What did you see in the wilderness that brought to your perceptions the very real fact that all of life is based on patterns?

This is where esotericism comes into play: there was no single incident, nor is there any single aspect I can point to as an argument. Instead, it is a deepening. You start by seeing the woods as scary, an unknown with a will of its own, but then you start to see why things happen as they do. When there are eight bunny rabbits born to a litter, and you see them all survive except the weakest two, you realize that in order to have healthy bunnies, you have to be hard on rabbits, just like you are hard on yourself when you work out or try to master a new instrument or discipline. Then you see how the principle is both utterly consistent and takes on varied forms in different areas. Then other principles emerge, such as how nature expands to fill all spaces, how energy is transferred between parts with little loss, how death brings new life, how patterns are based on repeated shapes which produce unpredictable results, and you see that everything finds a place but that the pattern of these places is regulated by principles like efficiency, completion, replicability, simplicity and balance. This process of learning to see culminates in noticing that nature tends toward beauty and variation; there are hawks for one niche, hummingbirds for another, and just like plants are layered from canopy to ground cover, species all have their place in a hierarchy that is both horizontal and vertical. One could spend a lifetime studying the forest just outside the back door – if you are so lucky – and never grow bored. It is an order of infinite dimension and wisdom.

From this, I realized how to think. Humans think in terms of solid rules and boundaries in which objects have a composite nature, meaning that they are consistent internally and have a will, when in fact every object is a manifestation of some other impulse. For example, rabbits are created by a confluence of food supply, space free from existing rabbits, good places to nest and relative lassitude of predators. The mechanism of their reproduction is known but it requires these forces to be in place, forming a pattern, before rabbits can appear. When one starts thinking along these lines, where a polycausal pattern is required before there can be a singular cause, and so we start seeing the world as a vast structure that consists of a transaction of localized order. There is a feedback loop between the big picture and the smallest detail, and from this, principles of organization are established. The everyday patterns, like the segments of a text file that are tokenized for compression, or the simplest distillation of a fractal, proliferate into a much broader appearance that does not visually reveal its underlying structure. When you start looking for this kind of structure, life becomes a texture of patterns and not a simple, slapstick-style interaction between actors.

You recently told me that, “We are designed to rise, but we can only do this through the spirit we have been given, which is that of a compassionate conqueror.” Modernity defines compassion as wholly different than its true meaning. So what is, then, a ‘compassionate conqueror’?

A compassionate conqueror knows that there is a hierarchy to life, both in the human world and beyond it, and that compassion is to give everything its place and understand its motivation, but to always act to assert the order instead of individual desires. This means that compassion is far different from our currently definition, which we might call “emotional melting,” or a tendency to not just understand another but to give oneself entirely to their quest. This type of self-negation is popular in dying societies because people have no belief in their own civilization and thus themselves, and so are casting around for external meaning that is entirely removed from their origins. In the clear understanding of compassion, it includes denying people their desires when those are out of place according to the order of life. In this sense, a compassionate conqueror subjugates the lesser so that greatness may rise above mediocrity, but does it without rancor or cruelty, merely a sense of clarity about the mission and the order that it supports. Almost no one understands that these days.

Altruism and pity feel good to us as humans. They spark chemical reactions in our brain that we can and do become addicted to, and I believe this addiction has been compounded by the internet, social media, etc., to such a degree that the Hive Mind can no longer tell the difference between compassion for the sake of human civilization and pity for the sake of a dopamine rush. What are your thoughts on this? Do you believe that the internet and social media are a real problem in and of themselves, or merely another catalyst in humanity’s history that drives him to insanity?

Strictly speaking, social media expands frequency of interaction and scope of possible interaction partners, but otherwise is socialization as normal. Facebook is just like your local hipster bar except that you can encounter hipsters worldwide and share warm watery Pabst with them. As a result, it makes sense to view social media as an amplification of what we already have. The fact is, as you have noted, that what is afflicting humanity is a combination of individualism and socializing, with the latter being distinguished by its ability to make the individual important through its assessment in the eyes of others. Thus we must mention Warhol’s fifteen minutes of fame, and note that social media democratizes this fame further, so that each user is competing for their five seconds of fame a day. Our fundamental illness is that the clever ego figures out how to manipulate other people into reflecting it in a certain way, and this bolsters the ego because it trusts those others. This create a co-dependency relationship of the type we see commonly throughout human history and across many societies. This reveals to us that the primary human failing is, as seen in The Odyssey and the story of the Garden of Eden, the ego; we mistake ourselves for the world because we are the lens through which we see the world, and when we socialized, we can validate this viewpoint in a group and cause a mob of people dedicated toward illusion. Social media just does this faster.

You’ve described your religious views as ‘perennial’ to myself and in interviews. I am a follower of Christ, the Christian Godhead, and the Biblical narrative. How different would you say that our viewpoints are?

The point of perennialism is that our viewpoints are more similar than different, but that esotericism also applies. That is, religious interpretations are a starting point, and beyond that gateway, the ability of individuals to understand what is going on varies widely. Perennialism says that all religions describe the same world, and should be viewed as witness statement rather than absolute truth, but it does not say that all religions are equal or that every interpretation of a religion is equal. There is one world, and many descriptions of it, and then our interpretations of those descriptions, which means that every person is at a different point on the path to knowledge, and the amount of knowledge they seek varies with how much they already know, and what they can accept. I view my beliefs as compatible with Christianity, but I realize that Christianity is fading out due to its liberalization and the fact that Europeans want a belief system that is not foreign at all. Still, I enjoy the old churches, hymns and rituals and think we should preserve them, even if we re-brand them as pagan temples. I also find the Bible to be a highly useful compendium of spiritual and practical knowledge, much like the Bhagavad-Gita.

Long before Modernity, Plato noted the existence of some kind of informational structure to our reality. As you and I have discussed, the realization of cause and effect leads to the realization that all of reality is pattern. The patterns matter more than the material. The more of particle physics ideas that I discover from a layman’s perspective, the more I can only agree with this. To tie this to the previous question, I believe that nothing in the book of Genesis disagrees with this assessment. The entire ‘Creation story,’ when looked at outside of religiosity, most especially when the original language is utilized to decipher the text, does not deny this but, in fact, upholds these ideas. The pattern was first entropy, and God moved this toward order. Do you feel that the Ancient Texts, not limited to the Bible for this interview, collide with the idea of our universe being pattern? If not, what other examples besides the Bible would you cite?

The Bible, properly understood, is a compilation of Greek, Hindu, Babylonian, Nordic, Jewish and Buddhist thought. In doing so, it references the explicitly pattern-based outlook of these ancient tribes, which in the case of Hindus, Greeks and Nords was something we usually call “transcendental idealism” or “Germanic idealism” in philosophy, which is the idea that:

It nevertheless seems safe to say that within modern philosophy there have been two fundamental conceptions of idealism:

  1. something mental (the mind, spirit, reason, will) is the ultimate foundation of all reality, or even exhaustive of reality, and
  2. although the existence of something independent of the mind is conceded, everything that we can know about this mind-independent “reality” is held to be so permeated by the creative, formative, or constructive activities of the mind (of some kind or other) that all claims to knowledge must be considered, in some sense, to be a form of self-knowledge.

Idealism in sense (1) may be called “metaphysical” or “ontological idealism”, while idealism in sense (2) may be called “formal” or “epistemological idealism”. The modern paradigm of idealism in sense (1) might be considered to be George Berkeley’s “immaterialism”, according to which all that exists are ideas and the minds, less than divine or divine, that have them. (Berkeley himself did not use the term “idealism”.) The fountainhead for idealism in sense (2) might be the position that Immanuel Kant asserted (if not clearly in the first edition of his Critique of Pure Reason (1781) then in his Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics (1783) and in the “Refutation of Idealism” in the second edition of the Critique) according to which idealism does “not concern the existence of things”, but asserts only that our “modes of representation” of them, above all space and time, are not “determinations that belong to things in themselves” but features of our own minds. Kant called his position “transcendental” and “critical” idealism, and it has also been called “formal” idealism.(https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/idealism/ )

The difference with our ancient forms is that they create a crossover between the two ideas above: they believed that the world operated like thought and idea, or a mind, but did not suggest that this mind was our own; this is a modern conceit. Kant made the clearest statement of this, and then Schopenhauer clarified it with his own analysis, but the basic point is that appearance is not reality, and as Plato tells us, there is a larger causal field at an informational level that is responsible for what we know of as reality.

Is this implied in the Bible? Implicitly so, at least, but like the definition above, it has been simplified to make the individual feel as if they are in control and are the focus of attention. This is a weakness of the distillation of these many chains of thought into the Bible; while it serves as a streamlining and channeling of the ancient knowledge from those many sources, by making it accessible in written form that is designed for mass comprehension, it also invites itself to be misinterpreted. This leads most to understand the Bible as suggesting a “dualistic” worldview where there are two worlds, the physical world and a metaphysical one.

This misses the monism of the ancients that claimed there was only one world but that the physical was a small part of this where the larger ideation manifested in physical form, perhaps as a matter of making it finite (no infinite loops). In my view, the Bible is not explicitly dualistic, but its use of ideas like “heaven” as both an afterlife and a place where angels war suggests a concept that most human minds will interpret as dualism. However, it seems to me that the stories of Job and Jonah are designed to suggest that in this other world, metaphysical and mythic forces are in motion that manifest in physical reality.

The death and resurrection of Jesus seems to me to be the type of more cinematic telling that a cantor might use to convey the idea that “The embodied soul is eternal in existence, indestructible and infinite; only the material body is factually perishable, therefore fight O Arjuna” (Bhagavad-Gita 2:18). The two main ideas we might take from that chapter are first that ideas are more important than matter, so it is important above all else for us to work to establish a pattern which is logical and transcendental in ourselves and in civilization, and second, that when we concern ourselves with death, we should realize that we as physical beings are manifestation of something more complex elsewhere. The fearlessness of Jesus facing the executioners and his return were designed as a visual representation of this idea, but I prefer the Hindu version because it combines the individual and civilization into one task, which is a fight for order and beauty.

Let’s move toward the political. To put the question in as blunt terms as possible, do you feel that President Donald Trump has a purpose for America? Even if he is no more than a bull in a corrupt D.C. china shop?

Slavoj Zizek called this one: Trump, like Reagan and the founding fathers of the United States, was really a centrist liberal which in these Leftist times we would call a “moderate” (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/28/slavoj-zizek-donald-trump-is-really-a-centrist-liberal ). Trump likes making things work and idolizes Reagan and Kennedy, and so one can expect him to want a fiscally strong United States, to defeat foreign threats, and to re-assert social conservative values as a pragmatic hedge against the disasters brought on by the 1960s (briefly: divorce, libertinism, dropped reproduction rate, class warfare, ethnic conflict). His economic sanity and social conservative outlook will make him look “fascist” to liberals, and his lack of concern about affirmative action and social welfare programs will make him look Communist to traditional conservatives.

Even his opinions on Muslim immigration and sealing the borders are a mixture of pragmatism and business sense; we are flooding the labor pool and importing people who have different genetics and thus behaviors than us, which includes many acts that we consider to be violent crime but are common activities in the third world societies from which they originate. What we are seeing here is a conflict between pragmatists, ideologues – of both Left and Right – and realists. Trump is a pragmatist, which is a nice shift away from a Leftist ideologue like Barack Obama, but he is thankfully not a Rightist ideologue of the National Socialist or fundamentalist Christian variety, because both of those groups are crazy too.

However, where he falls short is that he is not a realist. A realist recognizes that the line between individual and civilization is thin, and that we individuals depend on a functional civilization entirely, so allowing ours to slide into the known pattern of decline and fall is pointless. With the arrival of democracy in the West, it was clear that we had entered the final stage; now the question is how to rebirth this civilization from within by taking the people who understand this need and how to make a functional civilization, and having them seize power and drive off the crazies. Trump is a small step to this; he is reversing the crazy mad dash toward full Communism that voters will pathologically pursue when given the chance, and leaving it to future realists to actually fix the problem of civilization decline from which all our other “issues” and “problems” emerge as mere symptoms.

We are currently seeing sedition, collusion, and traitorous acts by those defiant of Trump. For the most part, this seems a necessary revelation if America is ever going to rebuild itself—the Evil must be drawn out, defined, and shown to be what it is, despite that this causes much anxiety for John and Jane Q. Public. Many a Trump supporter believes that he himself will correct America’s course. Do you feel he can do such a thing?

If I had a wishlist for Trump, it would be that he would un-do the liberal social programs of the New Deal/Great Society variety and then remove civil rights law based on the obligation of the majority to subsidize minorities, including the civil rights act, Hart-Celler immigration act, affirmative action and agencies like the HUD which enforce diversity. Many hope he will do this through a libertarian-style dissolution of socialist programs of wealth transfer in general, and instead restore autonomy of the individual and freedom of association; this is one path that would be excellent and lead to further peeling back of dysfunctional liberal ideas. The real problem is that in both the EU and US, voters love their benefits, and they will always vote for these and let the next generation figure out how to pay for them, which is why governments in Europe and America are bankrupt and depending on imported third world labor to generate enough income and taxes to pay for these expanded pension and union-style programs.

Any steps he takes toward unraveling this system are great, but the real problem is that the system itself is the voters, and voters always prefer pleasant fictions to hard realities and so will adopt any loony socialist-style programs possible, which delights government as it allows it to grow and increase its power. We have to get out of this cycle, and the real opposition is in the voters, who are “conservatives” who like to make themselves look good to their friends by preaching lifting weights, working hard, going to church, being good family men and paying all those fat government taxes, but will never tackle the politically and socially difficult hard truths like the fact that socialism, diversity and all egalitarian programs not only do not work, but are parasitic and accelerate civilization decline.

When I talk about the necessity of overthrow and physical removal, the point is that the voters are what must be overthrown; government is a creation of their greed, solipsism, pretense and illogicality. No one wants to hear this because everyone wants to believe he is good and surrounded by good people, but what made Europe great was that we were not accepting of everyone and in fact were zealous about pushing out bad people. The future for Leftists involves physical removal per Hans-Herman Hoppe, although my version consists of putting them on cruise ships and sending them one-way to Brazil or North Africa.

What would you suggest are the major issues that America must admit to and face before any restoration is possible?

That humanism has failed: people are not good, and if we assume that we are good, we stop improving ourselves internally – a qualitative matter of adaptation, like Darwinism plus the way we improve our performance in sports or intellectual tasks through greater mental focus and organization – and thus turn into obese, bratty, selfish, greedy, pretentious, controlling, manipulative, dramatic, petty, passive-aggressive and angry people. We left behind Darwinian adaptation when our society became wealthy and it has crushed us from within, which apparently no one expected.

The changes we need are not all that radical, in a historical context. For the last thousand years or so, we have been piling layers of dysfunction on a type of civilization that worked, so we have to go back to that structure: aristocracy, caste, nationalism/culture-rule and some sense of purpose, which includes but is not limited to transcendental ideation leading to metaphysical concepts. We have to peel back the layers of the onion and discover the working core of civilization at the center, and then implement that. Yes, we will have to repatriate Others and deport Leftists and criminals, but that is the smallest part of the matter and is an act of compassion in itself. I favor repatriation with reparations, so that we can part friends with those who have lived among us.

Plato writes of a civilization cycle where societies begin with forward moving cognition, or acting toward excellence in all things, and then invert that because of infighting, such that the assume that whatever is profitable/popular must be excellent and in so doing, destroy the meaning of excellence. The final step in this cycle is tyranny, which Plato notes always comes out of democracy. What we are seeing now is what Paul Woodruff identified as tyranny: it is not a method, but a duplicate purpose, where the tyrant in public acts toward pleasant-sounding things, and in private moves toward profit and power for himself at the expense of others. Voters fit this pattern; we the People are the tyrant, and we need to be deposed.

Do you believe that before all is said and done, America will find more bloodshed in its streets? Revolution is the last thing that we need, in the sense of the term itself, but do you still believe that Civil War 2.0 will occur?

One way or another. Right now we are still in the “libertarian” stage that Plato identified, where the productive people are trying to get away from the drones using laws and economics. This will not work, obviously, because the herd will steal anything it can; the desire for people to simply run away to the suburbs, keep paying taxes to this Communist-lite government and hoping for the best is in fact the path to doom.

There will be less bloodshed now if we arrange a military coup or civil war based not on secession but domination of the coasts; at this point, if the American heartland cut off the blue areas from wealth and then attacked, they could drive the seething horde of Leftists from the country and start peeling that onion. If we do not do that, there will be bloodshed as this system continues to break down and our politicians do nothing but laugh at it, because they know that in democracy, those who try to solve hard problems are sacrificed first.

What do the sane then do when faced with this reality?

There is only one thing to do: find a place of stability, and then counter-attack. There is no escape from a dying civilization and the only way to fix it is to point it in a different direction and then remove all of those who favor the old direction. If we do not do this, our descendants are doomed and all that we work for will disappear in the winds of corruption, ineptitude and chaos that dying civilizations bring.

Fight! We need to unify most of the 5% of our population who are the natural leaders who do all of the hard thinking work. When that happens, the illusion of democracy as “good” will perish and we can move on to something functional, and from that point, begin the process of rebirthing Western Civilization. But this is war, and it is inherently extremist, since the old “middle class way” of just trying to escape to the suburbs has failed and will fail more violently in the future.

Brett, again, thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. I hope that you have enjoyed them as well.

It has been a blast! Thank you for sending them and our ongoing dialogue.

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Brett Stevens writes on the topics of nihilism, deep ecology, nationalism and anti-work. He opposes diversity in all of its forms, including racism and anti-Semitism, and favors a society ruled by aristocrats, organized around hierarchy, oriented toward transcendental and realistic purpose, and ruled by culture which requires extreme nationalism. He has been published at American Renaissance, AltRight, Alternative Right, Return Of Kings, Nihil and the blog where he serves as editor, Amerika.org. Check out his book, Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity, on Amazon.com. We dare you. You’ll be challenged.

As Modernity Becomes More Mad, Humanity Willingly Dismantles the Wrong Thing– Itself

Theocracy, minus the all-important ‘Theo‘, is here. It takes many forms—each and all insane.

Climate science, social justice, anti-racism, acceptance of mental illness as normality, on and on the list goes, your new false gods demand your attention. They demand your fealty. They demand, demand, demand. This is all they are good for. This theocratic tyranny is leftist. It is manic and depressive, and it is mad as a hatter with a tinfoil hat chasing fireflies in a field believing that it chases aliens plotting humanity’s demise at every turn.

To deny the dogmatic tenets of these false gods is to be shamed. Endlessly. It is to be lectured. Endlessly. There is no escape from the constant chatter of these gods. And they are false gods—demons with malformed teeth and jaws that simply cannot stop clicking against themselves, ever vigilant over every little thing that could be a micro- or macro-aggression. These demons turn people, otherwise sensible and perhaps intelligent (perhaps) into the insane zombies that drive any sane person out of their mind. The Walking Dead is not a work of fiction in entirety, it just has the zombies wrong. These demons divide life, difficult enough as it is, into intersectionalities of madness, where every jot and tittle is offensive. Moral imperatives lurk around every bit of dust. Dust itself is likely some form of institutionalized oppression, dreamed up by the Horror of White Man.

Would that we could exorcise them all.

Humanity is being dismantled. Willingly. People say something truthful and wonder if they hurt someone. Or if they offended them. Men feel guilt for being men. Women feel guilt for being women. The aberrant and mentally ill feel no guilt for anything, they merely demand that the sane recognize their own twisted habits and choices as fine and dandy—moral, yet—and normal men and women go along with the charade as though they are somehow helping by dismantling themselves and every normal thing that they’ve ever held dear. Humanity believes that love is being an ally to the sick and ill, but rather than make any attempt to point out the actual sickness so that healing might begin, this twisted love simply encourages more of the behaviors that will further the real problems indefinitely.

It is not love. It is a dopamine-fed selfishness. A Hive mind. What is popular now is disgusting and vile. The sane know this. The weak but sane also know this, but choose to join the Hive, because the herd offers a backhanded protection. Stay within it, follow the rules of the demon gods, and find success. This is understandable. There is no reason to despise those who cannot go against the flow. There is only being strong as individuals, so that the sane but weak might take heart in seeing others who believe the same as they stand up, against the flow, and welcome the disasters that come to them, because they know that what they believe is far more important than escalating a ladder in an office, or courting fame.

To read or watch the news today is to see the dismantling of humanity in real time. Scientism, social scientism, racial scientism, all of these things that people believe have merit are empty vessels—the only thing to be found within them are the pointless but maddening dogmatic tenets of the gods of the Hive mind. These ideas carry no weight. They carry with them madness.

Humanity is dumbed down to the point that it cannot recognize what is false when what it false stands before it, all but declaring that it is not real. So humanity asks ridiculous, circular questions that do nothing. Those whom we call educated ponder that milk is a product of white supremacy. Our educated make claims that yoga pants or form fitting clothes are mucking up our oceans, bodies of water so vast that they cover our entire planet, yet fibers from asspants are ruining them. Recently, Vice President Pence noted that he would not eat dinner alone with a woman who was not his wife. Rather than noting the prudence and common sense of this approach, ‘educated’ people cried out in shrill voices that his belief hurt women.

How does one even begin to address the stupidity of our Modernity? The pieces of it all fly around too fast, there is no way to keep up with the onslaught of moronic ideas that bombard us moment to moment.

Worse, those who should understand the breadth, width, and depth of the coming judgment humanity must face have no spine. Conservatives, Republicans, Libertarians—all manner of men and women who ought to (and do) know better continue spouting their pabulum, craving like addicts some lost ideal of How Things Could Be. This is as selfish as the form of ‘love’ that modern humanity has espoused. What they want is comfort. Votes. These men and women desire, above all else, to be liked. To receive attaboys, retweets, votes, favorable comments, notoriety on Talking Head Tv Shows, and all the things that go along with the long-dead American Dream that they believe that somehow being bi-partisan and nice will resurrect.

Lazarus would have laid dead in his grave had Yeshua used the same tactics, ‘reaching across the aisle’ to the hand of Death, getting consensus opinions on how or when he should raise up Lazarus, and wondering if in any way his act might be considered racist or hurt the feelings of someone whose loved one He did not raise that day. Thankfully, for Lazarus and kin, Yeshua used His authority, spoke clearly and plainly, and demanded that Death hand over that which He rightfully had ownership.

While the leftist (even a bright, talented one such a Brett Easton Ellis) believes that his system holds within it the roots of compassion, openness, tolerance, et al., it is the philosophy of the right, conservatism, etc., that has within it time-tested, perennial systems that work. Time and again, these systems work. But like any system, the right can be gamed by con-men and has been for decades, so that now we are at a point that far too many who lean left do not see conservatives or Republicans—they see Rightwing ‘fascists’ who only want to take, take, take. They see the spineless Paul Ryans of the right, or the Merovingian Frat Boys like George W. Bush.

In other words, they see hollow men. And as such the belief systems of the right and conservatism are anathema. Is this because these systems espouse cruelty? Do they really take and never give? Hardly. It simply rightfully disgusts the person leaning left to see those who claim the high ground act out as cowards, turncoats, and hypocrites. The do-nothings of the right continue hammering out several-thousand word op-ed nonsense by the boatload lamenting the breakup of the Republican party, modern conservatism, etc., and often blame The Great Orange One in the Oval Office. They lecture like schoolmarms, harangue and chastise those who would dare understand that these things need to be broken, cracked in half, exposed, and rebuilt.

And so many on the right read them or listen to them, clucking along like chickens in a hen house.

Thus our madness of Modernity is complete, as no side can be counted on for anything, other than posturing and the ever-popular virtue signalling. While dismantling itself, humanity argues with itself from the two sides. Any comment thread on any political or social op-ed today points this out, as people name-call, insult, and snark their way toward resolving nothing and less.

And no man needs nothing.

That which cannot continue forever will not, and thus our system needs to be brought down. This is not anarchy. A broken bone must be reset. A body must undergo horrible, painful treatments to rid itself of cancer. The sane must revolt against the insane, and stand strong, no matter the consequences. Those who care a whit about civilization have to come to terms with the fact that our Dream was a nightmare all along, and that we will continue in our misery until that nightmare is fully exposed, no matter how uncomfortable this act will be. The insane control the narrative, thus that narrative should be ignored entirely, and the sane should walk forward, knowing that the high ground is not given to them.

It is taken.

Interview With W. Boone Hedgepeth

If you wanted to meet an interesting human being, today’s your lucky day! Today, we have an interview with W. Boone Hedgepeth, author of Wild Willful Heart, a book you’ll want to read to believe.

The first time I read Wild Willful Heart, it was something akin to being thrown into the middle of a literary war zone; the immediate challenge being to accept the current surroundings as being precisely what you’d built for the reader. The experience of reading the book was personal, sometimes almost visceral, as you pulled no punches, and the whole wagon-train runs full speed, no brake. How difficult was it to put so much of yourself out there and basically dare the reader to believe you?

Real life is a bit of a meat grinder at times. Around eighteen years old, it was prescient when I started collecting these stories of incredible supernatural events in a shoe box. I can remember laughing about it, knowing that there was much more to come. It would have been a betrayal of that premonition to not tell the tales as they happened. As a journalism student, I knew that in great stories the self has to be turned wrong side out and back for it to be worth a damn. That is always a terrifying decision. In that process I came to realize that I no longer cared what people thought of me as a whole, and that I needed to look at how many millions of suffering people would benefit. You can’t please everyone, though adults need to read this iconoclastic work for the soul shift alone. The right people will believe the story because it was written for them, the rest will have it speak in a subconscious and highly beneficial manner that will haunt them forever. In a way not planned, it is a profound survival manual all on the spiritual, physical, emotional and mental planes at once.

As you put the whole story together over time, were there ever moments when you questioned whether or not to put it all out there?

Many times over the years, I debated whether or not to publish. This time it happened just a week before print. I had three awful seconds of doubt, but certain apex political and cultural conditions in America made me realize it was now or never. I knew people needed this information for events coming up.

When you look back on the events in this book now, events of your own life, is there a sense that it is all surreal? That perhaps the Boone in that wild tale is someone you know that you were once, but the identity feels more like a distant memory?

Sure it all seems a bit strange to me. Imagine having to transcend these events to be able to work or seem normal to others. It was strange that one day I was faced with an epic cliffhanger and the next I was back in the unreal world working the day job. Oh and that Boone of the story is very much alive in the present, just older, happier, wiser and more domesticated by choice.

 What does it feel like today, looking back at a life not all that dissimilar to Chris Carter’s Fox Mulder?

Love some X-Files and Mulder! Actually, I was far more like Frank Black in the show Millennium, if you recall that one. I always had this brooding edge to me as I was always on guard against evil or some kind of drama appearing. Anyway, today is wonderful and likely tomorrow, I know to always pray and project good things into the future, yet I am ever vigilant since I know things can change rapidly as the Lord wills. Things are good because we make them good, and when they are flowing well we must embrace it, feel it, take it all into the soul. It may be what gets you through the next life changing event. Looking back, I am happy to have survived it all, and very grateful to God for the grace!  

Without giving away too much of Wild Willful Heart, you’ve had many experiences with the spiritual world. How has this informed your view of the physical world around you?

There are spirits all around us every day and night. I feel, sense and sometimes see them. I always have, and have had to get used to it. It causes one to walk in some degree of caution and be very selective of people, situations, and places. It disturbs me greatly that many have no idea, or have a flippant attitude about such matters. If people knew—they would ALL be Christians. The bad news is that over the years of maturity I have seen the world move toward occultism in many forms, and at least half of America is suspect of having negative spiritual influences in their lives, whether pagan or not. The good news is that many are waking up and coming back to grassroots Christianity.    

How do you treat the demonic realm these days? Do such things unnerve you, or do you take them head-on, knowing what you know and have experienced?

That is never anything to play with or underestimate. I fashion my existence around prayer and life affirming rule of law activities like work, cooking, shopping, restauranting and reading the Bible. I read the Bible every night before bed, as it clears the mind and places the dream state in the hands of the angelic and revelatory. I call Michael the archangel into the property. Everyone should do the same, everyone.

Best I can find, every single ideology of Paganism returns to Babylon. Trace it however you like, the common thread always returns to that Great City of Man. In your own travels with the esoteric, what are your thoughts here?

Oh it is a real herd think out there being pushed through marketing of every type. Babylon is anything that can be embraced or purchased that is antithetical to God and biblical values, anything you don’t need. Things designed to specifically remove you from God. It also comes with the idea that acquiring more and more material things make you a better pioneer of your own destiny, and that special world only you can create, making each one of us the next mini-Nimrod of cool to be emulated by the average, the envious, and the hot chicks alike. It is why so many people are miserable—the car, the vacation, the house they bought to be seen of men has not filled the empty hole in their soul. They miss the point that one of the big secrets to a great life is to not run with the pack, and to get rid of everything you simply do not need. You are thus left with only noteworthy and essential things, living within your means. Everything that modern society is desperate for is completed in a relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost.

Suppose there might be a devout Mormon in our audience today reading this interview. What would you say to this person, Boone?

I would tell them to look at how liberal the church is becoming (they will know what I mean). I would also tell them to look at the influence of the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers and the Charles T. Russell influence in the church. I would remind them of the Mormon bomber story of the 1980s, and how supposedly infallible leaders were duped by forged documents. I would ask them to do an honest outside the church investigation into the theft of the Solomon Spalding manuscript. I would tell them to investigate the freemasonry aspects of their temple rituals with a multiplicity of easily accessible outside sources. Their church is not telling the truth.

What was it that finally drove you away from the Church of Latter Day Saints?

There were many reasons to leave, but first you have to open your eyes to the lies around the history of the church. That should be enough for anyone. Everyone needs to realize is that the same can be applied to virtually any so-called organized religion, because most of them have either been founded, or later infiltrated by corrupt leaders long ago.

Were you all that surprised when, in your first Vision Quest, you were given a vision of a Globalist Order that seeks to control the populous of humanity?

That was a real aha moment! It did surprise me quite a bit, but made perfect sense. At 33 years of age, I had been questioning since childhood how most people in positions of power were pure smoke and mirrors, just like the Wizard of Oz. I studied history at one of the best universities in America, and found more a few inconsistencies in the actions of key leaders and their plans for America, and the rest of the world. People have to stop being slaves to bogus individuals of wealth and power, those that are privileged and build nothing themselves.

What did your time with the Church of Latter Day Saints, as well as your time with American Indians, give you in terms of how you see this world we inhabit?

The Mormons want to strip down your individuality to be a slave to the beehive community. I learned to never be a joiner of any club or group ever again, especially an organized religion. It made me intrinsically aware of the cult of personality in big organizations and the corporate rah-rah people. In dealing with them, one realizes the great lengths to be undertaken to break their programming. I can smell an institutional thinker a mile off now, and can make the quick decisions to either show them the hand, or shatter their illusions. I did learn from the Mormons, that we have to apply hard discipline to certain aspects of life to achieve success. I have become a person of hard tack, have always been honest, and my world is a place of rule of law. I do it to be different than most other Americans, which I often find disheveled, unfulfilled, passive aggressive and childish, and this especially best applies to the younger generations now. The whole American Indian fundamentalism thing was quite different. I had related to the natural earthiness of the Indians from my youth, had some of the blood in me, as well as stories in the family. At 30 years of age I had to start to understand the details. It was an amazing journey for me, and something I did completely alone, which was best. The Indian years gave me a deep understanding of nature and what its healing connection to man. I also learned the dangers. This life period was far more beneficial to me than the Mormon times. The Indians operate in a world of dark and light spirits that is incredibly dangerous, and I saw that it was their way of things. Contrary to what people think, most medicine people are not entirely in control of their interactions with these wanton spirits. I saw things so frightening that most folks would just keel. Many of those stories did not make the book. One thing I know, Christ protected me the whole time, it was a quantifiable reality that was profound. I know this world is full of spirits both good and bad that feed on our shortcomings and our strengths. You better be prayerful and strong.

This Western World we inhabit is so packed to the gills with pseudo-intellectual pabulum, information without context, and nonsense that John and Jane Q. Public find little recourse but to panic most days. Having experienced what you have, what would you say here?

The panic they experience is in direct correlation to how they react to things like children, and whether or not they have a personal relationship with Christ. Once you have that spiritual connection, in any crisis stay calm, breathe, think, concentrate and then act quickly. If you are not a Christian, become a grassroots variety, for me that means worshiping God and Christ from home as a base and outward to the world. Read the Bible every day and see what happens to your life. Pray constantly for protection and good will in your circle of life. If they are unteachable, get all the losers out of your life that don’t understand anything of real consequence. Weigh everyone, every little thing in your life in the balance, and then simplify your existence.

Our Western Culture is now filled with many weak people who would as soon accept the guilt and shame heaped on them by our politically-correct world rather than stand up to any of the charade. Men have become weak, lacking the fortitude to simply be what they are, which is men. Did these aspects of our current culture inform Wild Willful Heart?

Very little of this climate of political correctness was or is part of my upbringing. I was raised by an Army drill instructor/entrepreneur that became a millionaire twice. I know what a badass real man is supposed to be like. This PC nonsense was promoted in the schools after I left. All I can say is that many men in this country are going to have to find some fortitude pretty quick for events coming up fast.

Conformity is the name of the game in America and the West. But this is not healthy, nor is it what the heart within us desires. What does that human heart desire, Boone?

To conform is to be the cuckolded milquetoast. People engage in superfluous activities of great expense and financial burden to themselves and their families, seeking some miracle of happiness. When what they are predominantly seeking, is a connection to the love of God. The ability to love God supplants the terror of God. The love from God is a glowing reassurance that no matter what happens, life has peace in the storms, coupled with an eternity of grace and beauty. All free gifts to the willing.

In our comfort zone culture, we want everything right now, with as little effort as possible. But this is not Reality, and so long as we try taking this road, we fail. Where does true change in our lives resonate from? I believe it begins at the moment that we see ourselves as we truly are, and from then on desire change. How about you?

Nothing happens without work. Most people are miserable because they are in the wrong field of work. I agree with you, until you know your strengths and weaknesses, until you have met the true self and come to terms with that, everything will continue as struggle. It could continue anyway, but you’ll certainly have better knowledge to deal. Once you understand who you are, you can find what you are meant to be doing, to fund your life more efficiently.

Many in our Western Culture are without hope. Where do you find hope in this mad society that we live within?

Jesus Christ. Try Him, you’ll like Him. 

You and me both believe in the so-called Angelic View of Genesis 6, as well as being proponents of the Book of Enoch. How did you arrive at the conclusion that this is the correct view of the Scriptures?

In the mid-90s, I got my first home computer and began doing nightly Bible research. I ran across some studies on the subject and became fascinated. One day, I was standing outside a book store in Naples, Florida, and the Holy Ghost told me to go inside and buy a copy. So I went inside, and sure enough they had one copy. So right off the bat I acquired the book by supernatural means. Next, I learned that in the historical sense, it was found a third time in the late 1940s, at the Qumran caves, showing that the Essenes revered the book in early New Testament times.

When you go over the events of your life, including the things that you saw in your Vision Quests, how does Genesis 6, as well as the Book of Enoch, intertwine those memories?

In many ways. The beast I ran across on vision quest, as depicted in Wild Willful Heart is just one story. There were incidents in childhood as well. These demons are hunters of men’s souls, and they are out stalking all humans.

I am of the belief that the Angelic View of Genesis 6, as well as an understanding of the events of the Book of Enoch, are necessary in many ways toward understanding both Old and New Testament Hebrew prophecy. What are your thoughts?

God warned the Israelites about the curses that come outside of serving Him. They were not to accept false gods or the religion of the Baals, or pass their children through the fires to Molech. Both before and since the sacrifice of Christ for all mankind’s sins, any religion outside of Christianity is Baal worship. These religions have the god of forces, or demonic demi-gods of the pre-flood that answer prayers. They make many persons outside of Christianity believe they are connecting to God, when they are not. It is that simple. Right now, there is an incredible scale of warfare between angels and demons in the heavenlies. Many of the strange sky sounds being heard worldwide is this warfare. Huge terrestrial events are happening on earth, with more to come very soon. People have to wake up, and get on the right team.

If we are, in fact, within the realm of the End Times, what should the Christian who believes beyond dogmatic Churchian ideas do in order to prepare for the days ahead?

We have been in the last days for 2,000 years, and the Bible makes that plain in the New Testament. Christ is to return to earth right after those years. I have been in business all my life and people are the worst I have ever seen them in the last couple of years. It is hard to trust anyone. As we know there are fires and floods across the nation like never before. We have a communist revolution brewing under the nose of a sitting president. Right now, everyone of right mind should be supporting Trump, such as he is, because God put him in office as a temporary reprieve from the new world order Babylonian state for Americans, and the whole world. Remember, I make it clear in Wild Willful Heart that God uses what and who He has on hand to achieve his purposes! There was no one else to stand in the gap against pure evil, but Trump. God has given us a brief break from the deep shadow government (the demi-god worshiping pedophile/alternative lifestyle totalitarian system), to give people time to embrace Christ, clean up their lives before the rapture and a very hellish tribulation period. This is a great time for all liberals to look in the mirror knowing they voted for hell, get over their shock of what they have done, and embrace Christ!

Within the pages of your fascinating book, Wild Willful Heart, I found an adventure. One that challenged me and changed me for the better. I appreciate you spending this time with me, Boone, and I hope that your work continues beyond this adventurous first book. Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.

Thank you for your appreciation of Wild Willful Heart, I know that those that make the time to read it will be empowered beyond their wildest expectations!

W. Boone Hedgepeth studied history at the University of South Florida for four years. He spent 35 years in business and copywriting with 11 years as a lay minister in his free time. His favorite places are the mountains of North Carolina and any good waterfront restaurant in South Carolina. His hobbies include classic cars and RVs, listening to swampy blues and reading the Bible. W. Boone Hedgepeth lives with his wife on the coast of South Carolina. You can find him online at his website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modernity is Insane and Mostly a Bunch of Scared Chickens

Leftists, which have successfully shaped the insane narrative that we are all forced to deal with now, wish to expose you. They wish to insult you. They wish to shut you down.

To combat the leftists on their own terms is to immediately lose the battle.

In any fight, one must assess their opponent and without pride or arrogance determine the best method with which to fight said opponent. If one is faced with an obstacle that is larger than them, more skilled in that particular form of combat than them, then it is paramount to make the decision to utilize what is called a ‘force equalizer.’ Think of an ashtray to the temple against a 6’4″ MMA fighter with a bad attitude. Attempting to fight this man on his own terms is a path to pain and perhaps being admitted to a local hospital. You’ll need more than a good punch, you’ll need a strategy, in real time, to deal with the situation

In terms of our current Modernity, peer pressure and desires to be liked must be dismissed in order to facilitate that force equalizer. We live in a fake, hivemind culture. This culture rails against ‘shame’ when it comes to adhering to normality, morality, and overall societal good. It has flipped the notion of shame as such that to stand outside of this hivemind of egalitarian diversity is an act in and of itself that must be shamed. Do you believe that ‘transgender’ people suffer from very real mental issues?

Prepare to be assaulted by shame from the hivemind.

The amount of hivemind fallacies that, to them, require shaming, are endless. To fight them all head on using their own tactics is certain to find you losing the battle. Addressing these issues from the standpoint of this modern hivemind will surely lead quickly to defeat. The only defense is a mind that is prepared and strong enough to dismiss the notion of being liked, or giving two shits or a damn about what others think of us.

Once the sane person understands that Modernity and its narrative is insane, this process becomes much easier. Though this site enjoys targeting leftists, the fact is that many on the right are just as insane as the devoted leftists. Many on the modern right are their own worst enemy, and rightly so, as they have succumbed to peer pressure and status, or turning real issues like forced diversity into strawmen, and, in the case of many right leaning politicians, mere votes. Power often corrupts when placed in the wrong hands, and most of the rightwing, Republican establishment verifies this for us on a nearly day to day basis. Rhetoric from these politicians and pundits most often results in pathetic compromise because these people want to be liked, and they want votes or hits on their op-eds, the end result being the last thing on their minds. They are not, and it seems may not ever be, ready for the real battle that has presented itself in the demise of Western Culture.

Unlike Stark, they are not tired of the ‘liberal agenda’ but embrace it as a path to being liked, being voted back into office, or enjoying the dopamine rush of finding their own compromising and cowardly op-eds and appearances on talking head news shows garnering attention. So few of them have a real heart for the mission at hand, which includes their own demise if necessary to further a useful and bold agenda for Western Civilization on the whole. Peer pressure and materialism have utterly blinded them to their own purposes.

At the end of the day, how much do the thoughts of our peers affect our daily lives, or our own purposes? Well, first, we must define our own purpose beyond solipsistic notions of being accepted into the hivemind. Without that purpose, we are lost and being disliked or castigated has a profound effect on the mind. Once we have found our purpose, then we are able to determine our own force equalizers, and having done so, we can move forward with determination and a heart for our mission, whatever that mission is, no matter the pushback. We can even learn to enjoy pushback and insults, as we begin to understand that friction is one of the driving forces of our reality. Without friction, we could not even stand up. If we are receiving nothing but attaboys and praise for our thoughts, the likelihood of those thoughts having any impact on the world around us is minimal at best, at worst (and more likely) inert and pointless.

Modernity is insane, and has more in common with high school thinking than reality. Popularity in high school was most often due to luck, not guts, and so our Modernity is defined. The insanity that we endure every day is weak and gutless; it has little to no concern about the longterm health of our society but, instead, centers around our own solipsistic notions of caring what others think, and desiring to be liked.

When we do not care what others think, we are ready. But so few of us in this insane Modernity are ready.

We need more Stark-like chutzpah, to say the very least.

Whom do You Worship?

26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

YHWH is currently enjoying His sovereignty. As Civilizations clash, as the Pagan becomes once again the pop, He uses whom He will to deliver His Truths and purposes.

Kek reigns supreme amidst our digital universe. A frog-god of ancient Egyptian lore is talking with and to the denizens of the ‘deep web,’ a ridiculous term coined by this site in reference to the parts of the internet that John and Jane Q. Public have little idea about at all.

A meme war has been raging, as Kek and Pepe the Frog have usurped the underground visual and textual forums. The Moon man who refuses to become memed also slithers to and fro within these circles, as Thoth and Kek/Heqet dominate the circles of the actual ‘resistance.’ While the leftist play-acts at this resistance, these underground circles move beyond their ken into the depths of Egyptian lore, utilizing sigil and chaos magick in order to right the wrongs that globalism, forced-diversity, feminism, and that litany of ideologies based on envy scorch the earth and its traditions. These leftists have no idea of what they have forced these individuals to let loose on our world.

We are faced with an era of a zero-sum game. Can Satan cast out himself? He cannot. For while the worshipers of Kek/Heqet have often admirable–if not more often misconstrued—ideas that drive them toward these newly-digital but still archaic magicks, Satan still cannot cast out Satan. Kek manipulates them all, and in so doing, causes them to change that which is above (in this case, the virtual world of the internet) into what is below, this real world. Do not believe for one moment that magick is not effective, for it is, and YHWH knows this to be true.

Thus He allows these who desire to change the world with meme-magic and sigil magick to affect their will upon the earth for His purposes, and His alone. YHWH is not mocked, and whatever they sow, they will reap. But the harvest is His alone, and He will see to the end result.

The Kek-adherents in this regard serve a definitive purpose: their chaos magick brings about a culling of sorts; as they change the perception of our reality one Pepe the Frog meme at a time, He takes this and explodes it outward, drawing out the Evil that has and will always exist in our world. A spiritual Evil. Primary with purpose. This cancer they call forth is like vampirism: it has a purpose, many-fold, and cannot be denied without a finely-honed set of instincts. Discernment is required to peer through the many layers of irony, hyperbole, Truth, and humor that encompass their ideas.

For the uninitiated, their chaos and sigil magick represent nothing more than funny memes, a smug frog. “Feels good, man.” Who cannot be excused for dismissing all of it as little more than the adolescent ravings of a generation lost, rather, abandoned by their own parents, country, and culture? But to dismiss these memes as nothing more than the sum of these various parts is to miss the whole of the power of Kek to manipulate the minds of those who in their hearts desire that our world, Western Civilization, be righted and stripped of the fallacies of the 20th Century.

Every single spiritual entity is subject to YHWH. All the myriad idiosyncrasies and flaws of the Jews aside, those Hebrew Semitics who encountered this YHWH did, in fact, encounter a Being beyond perennial, beyond human truth. They encountered the I AM and were forever changed, as was the world after them. The West and most assuredly Christianity as a corporate religion believe that these ancient ideas and times are past, and in doing so, lose any and all perspective on our world at large. Modernity’s neuroses demand that anything old must be repackaged or dismissed whole-cloth. This doesn’t simply dilute the truth of the matter, it hides it. Thus the average Westerner hears or reads a word like ‘magic’ and deems it archaic, useless, and the power of the Truth is lost to them, thus they continue blithely assuming that politics, social justice, equality, and a litany of false ideas are what moves and shakes the world. They cannot see that at all times spells are cast upon them, spells that render their own mental faculties inert and moot, so that they are slave to their own anxieties with little notion as to why they are imprisoned.

So whom do you worship? Is it the Egyptian god Kek? Politics? The self? In any case, these are all the same god, and this god is a Destroyer that seeks to end all borders, boundaries, and concepts of civilization if that civilization has the temerity to pretend to adhere to timeless, godly principles that lead to order rather than entropy. For the whole of the agenda of Kek is chaos. Our Pepe the Frog is no proponent of a civilized culture but is, in fact, a harbinger of doom and disorder.

This universe was brought into order by YHWH and not Kek. It was not brought into fruition though the godless notion of randomness, but the opposite of this entropy. So while many cast memetic spells that are clearly effective in changing the cultural narrative, they are serving the wrong god, and recompense will surely seek them out, and judgement of the civilization on the whole will not be long behind.

We worship and cast spells in the name of Kek to our own peril. This is not a god of mercy, and surely we will find this to be true in the coming months.

Feminism: the Actual Oppressor of Women

There is so much nonsense on the internet these days concerning men and women. There are classifications for these various piles of nonsense: complementarianism, intersectional feminism, ‘red pill wisdom’, Greek Alphabet Soup (Alpha male, beta male, et al), male ‘feminists’, on and on they go, with no intention of stopping.

Each of these things might address parts of each issue using pseudo-intellectual blabber interspersed with childish ideas about reality and how to go about dealing with it, but not one of them addresses any of it on the whole, with nuance of thought or any hint of an attempt to reduce solipsistic thinking in order to grasp logical facts that have use, instead of mere ‘facts’ used as Molotov cocktails hurled into any discussion derailing from their core self-pity.

Equality is a lie. It was in the Garden of Eden when the Nachash told Eve she could be ‘like unto’ God. As many men are weak when confronted with certain types of temptation, so the female mind is weak when confronted with this proposal.

Feminism is one form of this broken pathology (what Brett calls individualism). Women attempt to be like men, and in doing so, lose what it is to be women.

This is what the lie of equality does to the species of humanity: it causes self-annihilation.

To quote Stevens again:

She will be an equal citizen, a robot serf who goes through the gristmill like anyone else and spends her life on her career as if she were a family of one for eternity. The smarter she is and the more seriously she takes it, the more likely she will be to never have a family and to never find actual (“true”) love.

The Crazy Cat lady, at some point in our history, became a goal to aspire toward. This is indicative of the madness of Modernity in that far too many today, for no other reason than childish protest in its most useless form, adopt and celebrate being labeled with terminology that provocates and insults dignity (“We are nasty women!” as some Judd noted). This is not limited to feminists, or leftists for that matter. Far too many a shallow Trump supporter adopted the ridiculous label ‘deplorable.’ This is a form of protest, too, and yet it serves little in the way of communicating the nuances that many a Trump voter has in their reasoning for voting for him. To put it in the modern vernacular, “You’re not helping.”

But as Brett notes, a rigid conformity is all that is eventually left for today’s feminist-minded woman. She has no choice and she may very well find herself, like many a high-profile feminist, doing little more each time she opens her mouth than defending the ideology. For these women, there is nothing left to life but the notion of being constantly vigilant toward rights that she already has that are not, in any form, being taken from her by our President or anyone else.

In her search to rid herself of the shackles of some Patriarchy, she’s become a lock-step soldier for a cause that will never be resolved to the satisfaction of the insatiable appetites of ideologies such as feminism. Indeed, there are women today emerging who are, thankfully, pointing out the faults and missteps of these lock-step feminists.

But Modernity has been so successful in its reprogramming of humanity that even these much appreciated articles that often rally for the good of men miss the larger point: there is no ‘third-wave’ feminism, no modern feminism, nothing at all about this ideology that can be limited to or blamed specifically on a time-frame.

Feminism itself is the problem, because it is rooted in a leftist philosophy: envy of being what one is not, and this results in the kind of cognitive dissonance that makes even sensible people celebrate muscle-bound, manly women.

Does this mean that individual women should be disallowed to be muscle-bound? To ask this is to miss the point.

Humanity has exceptional people. This is the bane of the notion of equality. There is no way to avoid it but to twist, lie and cheat the rules. Many a feminist does not see this as the root of her damn-near never-ending (it seems) defensive stance, wherein she must conform even more rigidly to this lock-step ideology as time goes on, and it is not, in fact, men trying to drag her into the muck of back-alley abortions and dressing like a Victorian. Reality demands balance. If it is not given this, it will work hard to attain it. The modern feminist is seeing the wrong villain in her crosshairs: while she believes that ‘social conditioning’ or a ubiquitous but invisible patriarchy is her target, the fact is that it is feminism as an ideology that oppresses her the most. Humans need structure, and reality also demands this, and the rigidity of feminism seems to provide this where healthy, natural structure has been lost. Because it is rooted in the goal of upending natural order, it becomes oppressive. It becomes a god.

Feminism has annihilated the essence of women. It has thoughtlessly robbed them of their true strengths as women and not pseudo-men while simultaneously patting them on the back for their strength. Finding genuine ill-will toward women in the modern office is rare, though our news media works almost tirelessly to say otherwise. Feminism induces a form of mental dissonance that clouds the truth of reality and this is purposeful, because feminism, no matter what ‘wave’ you think we’re riding on, is intent on controlling its own followers.

The nonsense in this world is nigh-on a mile deep. There are millions of confused men and women, boys and girls. Is this some accident of history, some strange side-effect of Modernity?

It is not. This is a purposeful deconstruction of the truths of reality in order to establish control. And it is, for the most part, entirely virtual, located on our black mirrors; phones, TVs, computers, etc. Were we to look away from this false reality for a moment or three each day, it might become apparent that we have all been duped and have fallen for lies. Do you believe in the Bible or other Ancient Texts? Maybe you don’t, but within these stories are contained everything you’d need to know about what we believe is ‘modern,’ and enlightened.

There are thousands, likely millions, of actual strong women. Like strong men, most of these women are silent. They do what they do every day, they excel at it, and they move on without protests or solipsism. Likely many of these women would, in some way, identify as feminists, or at least proponents of equality. But they need no such labels, because they are Realists.

To destroy feminism is not to destroy the power of a good woman.

To destroy feminism is to remove a disastrous ideology that annihilates that power with rigid, lock-step rules, and the exhaustion and frustration of always having to defend that which needs not defending.

Moral Outrage in America and the West

Modernity in the West, America especially but not limited to, has succumbed to the temptation of moral outrage at every turn.

Outrage is most often a signal. The internet is awash with armchair quarterbacks, this site included, that continually pontificate and pound out pixels to such a degree that buzzwords ascend to meme status in nearly no time, thus, this is often referred to as something called ‘virtue signalling.’

It is, in fact, just that simple.

Moral outrage is a signal that the outraged has encountered something that confounds their view of their world; it upends their narrative of how life should work in such ‘enlightened’ times. This conflicts with the sense of comfort that the West took into its bosom and nurtured, making it apparent in a few synapses that reality itself cannot be altered by mere human wishes, thus the response is predictable: outrage. All of humanity has experienced those moments, wherein the unthinkable occurs. Sane people understand that these moments will all be with us forever, because the business of life, in and of itself, is ugly and often brutal.

The West, however, in our so-called Modernity, attempted to conjure a reality apart from the one we live within. One can blame Boomers, Gen-Xers, or even earlier generations, the historically-minded walking it all the way back to the French Revolution, but the outcome is the same: There is a way that seems right to us, but the result is Death.

For the universe itself, subjected to entropy from moment one, seeks nothing so passionately as to rid itself at all turns of entropy. At our core, we understand that our universe will, in the end, experience a heat death: with no more energy to transfer from hot to cold, everything grinds to a halt. Life itself is rebellion. It is not kind, nor is it very often merciful. Those traits reside within the sentient, not the processes of nature. It is up to man to seek out and utilize these traits, because the universe itself deals (mostly) in 1’s and 0’s, and the analog components manifest most often in life, not within the Laws of that universe. Thus humanity is given charge over these traits, their implementation, and protecting them.

Modernity in the West attempted to take a ‘higher’ moral road, though there is none, by deeming itself enlightened, possessing nuance that humanity has never, nor will ever, achieve. We in the West lied to ourselves and believed it, that we could in a positive way alter the Laws of nature and our universe but, though through technology we have shifted the perception of these Laws, we have not in any constructive way reduced the various and sundry pains that Life itself hands to us, simply by the nature of our existence.

There is a debate raging (in part thanks to Drudge linking an article) about immigration. The perception of this discussion is predictably altered by our enemy, news media, into a discussion about kindness, loving thy neighbor, etc.. The problem is that this is an incorrect twisting of the issue. The issue, no matter which side you come down on, does require compassion, something sorely lacking in our outraged culture. One who is human has to sympathize with any supposed ‘DREAM(er)’ who is suddenly being chased by ICE with the result of deportation imminent. To deny compassion is to deny part of the sentience of being human in the first place!

But America, and the universe itself, is built on the Rule of Law. Immigrants, by the rule of Law, are welcome here with proper documentation. But to see the issue with any clarity is difficult because the West itself has denied Universal Law for decades, opting to appease the envious, rather than acting in its best interests, which is to reduce the entropy within its own civilization. The problem is not merely, or remotely, limited to bad legislation, that news media that is our enemy, or even the legacy of our Constitution—the problem resides deeper within, as the West now faces the consequences of decades of denying reality in the hopes of transcending reality by legislating and pounding that transcendence into being. This does not and will never work.

(Actions have consequences, and the West, in all facets, has attempted to side-step these consequences, making mental clarity here difficult—illegal immigration is but merely one aspect of the confusion and corruption that entered America by disregarding consequences)

The West is at a crossroads, all the talk about its end is viable, as America has lost her way, like the West, and succumbed to myriad understandable but horrible temptations.

Will America and the West uphold the Rule of Law while also being more than vigilant in the use of compassion (both for the deported and for the citizens who endure what not enforcing the law has brought on them), or will people in America continue to yell and snark at one another through social media?

The latter will surely occur, thus it falls upon the people who are self-aware, who have a heart for the mission of today, to reflect, to remember what it is, precisely, that allowed the West to rise. Since the West is made of humans, there have been myriad things it has done wrong. Yet the West sought to reduce entropy and solidify civilization through tried, tested, and provably useful methods. It has forgotten these, having fallen for the temptation of solipsistic outrage, signalling its virtues rather than utilizing them. Doubt, fear, and distrust rule the mind of the average Westerner, though this need not be the case. The American who seeks peace of mind should reflect, meditate, and engage himself before looking outward. Turning off the TV is difficult for us Westerners, as we’ve come to rely on that Idiot Box to define our lives. This act does offer many rewards, however, including mental clarity.

Know thyself.

The West has forgotten itself, to quote Stephen King, it has, ‘forgotten the face of its Father.’

The West, indeed America, should be a bastion of hope, a place where entropy and pain are reduced as much as possible in order to facilitate a healthy society, but it is not that. The West has fallen into moral outrage and anxiety, though we here were not given that spirit of fear, but of power, and good judgment. Compassion and kindness must needs go hand in hand with our rule of Law, because that is what sentience requires of humanity. But the universe also has requirements, and it will not be denied them.

 

Social Media is a Virus

Suppose you walk into a building. It’s filled to capacity with people. All of them are angry. Emotional. Each of them wears their tender feelings on their shoulders like marks of dignity. As you enter the room, you’re asked a question about some socio-political issue of the day. You answer honestly, and the entire room erupts into apoplectic fits, ganging up on you, demanding that you understand that your callous use of reality has upended the atmosphere of the room. You must be verbally punished.

The replies are acerbic and snarky, because knee-jerk criticism is the easiest way to express emotion rooted in cognitive dissonance. It’s a shield that cowards hide behind. Pride drives the creation of the shield. The hive of social media creates few things as readily and often as cowards. At every turn, you’re attacked as though you’d punched a toddler in the face.

But everyday, you go back to that mad, hivemind-infected room and take your punishment.

Or worse, you find an echo chamber that suits you and dig in for the duration, not noticing as your thoughts become less individual, more mob-like, without form and definition. Soon, you find yourself, like millions of others, reacting rather than responding, emoting rather than thinking, and anxiety clouds every thought you have.

Welcome to social media.

Twitter, Facebook, et al, have given the worst of humanity the platform needed to speak their neurotic minds and believe that what they’re doing is important. Like drug addicts, people return to social media for validation constantly. It is ubiquitous now, seeing a modern human staring down at a smartphone when walking in the outside world, driving in a car, or with friends and family. Inside these echo chambers, humanity has chained itself. Modernity believes itself to be free thinking individuals, but few things could be further than the truth.

Likes, retweets, and validation from these meaningless digital rewards affect the brain like a drug. Serotonin and dopamine levels change, and because the human brain is a brilliant, efficient creation, it adapts to these chemical changes, begins to crave them as the habit is continued. The change is largely missed because social media moves fast, and it is difficult to note that a change in brain chemistry is detrimental while the euphoria of validation occurs constantly. Like the virus it is, social media rewires the brain while telling it that all is well and, worse, that the person is becoming more informed about the world around them.

But our digital reality and actual reality are quite different. Given the precision of how our brains work, how the brain adapts to the stimuli it is given, our realities become blurred. The false world of social media becomes more real to us than the tactile world that we live in, to the point that the validation of social media, the rewards to the solipsistic self that easily envelopes us, becomes more important than real relationships, more important than Truth, and reality itself. When the modern human finds himself rolling over at 3am and checking his Facebook or Twitter feed, it’s fairly undeniable that a false reality has taken over.

Still modernity denies the clear danger of the social media hive because it has fallen for the silly and empty lies of diversity, of how social media can spread ‘awareness’ to millions about social issues, how it can supposedly connect those who have previously been disconnected. But it is a false reality, and connections often prove this, as people find that they had distanced themselves from these ‘connections’ for years for a reason. We block one another constantly as we find that this false, digital connection was nothing more than a dream of 1’s and 0’s, useless without the nuance of human reason, something that the social media hive strips from us by overpowering our ability to reason with the very chemicals in our own body.

One has to admit that, as viruses go, social media is likely the best ‘hack’ in human history.

Around these parts, we’ve never had any interest in telling you how to live. Thus, we’ll tell you how we deal with this voracious virus hive:

  1. Short, controlled bursts: Like many drugs, social media can be enjoyable on a controlled basis. We never spend more than an hour on social media each night
  2. How loud is the room? If the hive is on full display madness, we just log off
  3. Is the echo chamber useful? Never. Social media can solidify neuroses nearly as efficiently as TV
  4. Read a book: sometimes, there’s no more healthy option than leaving the hive and investing in a tried and true medium with an irrefutable return on investment

Our enemy, news media, has made notably effective use of our own social media data against us. Years ago, using a tweet or Facebook post in a major news piece would have been laughable. Today, tweets are quoted as major news items. The denominator of news has been lowered to 140 characters or badly-worded Facebook posts. This has increased the efficacy of the social media virus a thousand fold, as social media is given the perception of having newsworthy validity, further increasing the solipsism of the hive: if WaPo is quoting tweets, then surely tweets have measurable importance.

And thus the hive feeds itself, gorging like a cannibal on its own data, regurgitating it endlessly, all the while believe itself to be autonomous. Talking points in op-eds are tweeted, then quoted by more op-eds, then posted on Facebook, the entire exercise expanding outward until the hive is stirred up and moved to false activism. ‘Standing with’ causes while sitting on fat asses on couches, projecting insecurities as reason. Emotions conflated with logic.

And so the social media virus morphs and grows, driving its own host, humanity, toward ridiculous behaviors and ideas.

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Obamacare Still Needs to be Destroyed

Around these parts, there is a cold wind that blows. On our other site, Speakeasy(X), the tagline is, “Abandon False Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here.” We ascribe the same motto to this political version of the site. Thus, the outcome of Milo Yiannopoulos’ situation is his to embrace and reframe. We here think he will do just that and he will find himself again the topic of debates. In the meantime, what has Milo’s sordid tale taught us? “Taught us,” is not leftist-speake for how his heinous thought- and speech-crimes need be punished. That is politically-correct speech, and that has no place on this site.

What has it taught us, to put a finer point on it, on the right?

I have no idea what Milo Yiannopoulos said about young boys, or whether he was serious, since almost everything he has said tends to be a mixture of tongue-in-cheek satire, trolling and hatefacts designed to rile the Left. At that, he is a master: he drives Leftists to tantrums that they cannot control, which increases support for the right. But that makes it hard to tell serious ideas from banter.

However, it seems evident that we on the Right need a higher standard of behavior. Making off-color jokes or observations about bathhouse behavior are not grounds for summoning a lynch mob and crucifying the offending person; in fact, nothing is. We men of the West stand for rule of law and decisions made by our best people, not a reckless mob smashing lives and reputations.

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What Brett points out is something that has been needed saying for some time. The right has, in many instances, bought into the notion of fighting fire with fire. In itself, this adage makes sense from a broad perspective. If one is a Forestry Ranger, the sentiment is not lost. However, an astute and perceptive Forest Ranger knows precisely when to not fight fire with fire. Such is the plight of the right at this point: nuance is often ignored; case by case deduction has, more often than not, given way to the fight fire with fire mentality, which results in the easily disseminated but not always useful turn of an Obama phrase, wherein we should ‘punch back twice as hard.’

The trick here is not to succumb to the tactics of the enemy. The enemy of any Constitutional Republic (i.e., not a Democracy, despite all the op-eds that conflate the two) is the Left. There are reams of historical data to back this truth, and if you’re of the mindset to comment, “Needs citation,” about this, we here suggest you start with Google. As no more than a Wikipedia-like basis, then go back to the classics and find even more historical spine for this truth.

The Left would have the Right believe that the only viable solution to the problem of the Left is to accept and adapt their tactics and use them in kind against them. Witness how, before President Obama, few knew about the work called Rules for Radicals. Like a well-intentioned but incorrect meme, the Right began to take on many tactics laid out in this silly but useful work. But this book calls for destruction, not reconciliation. It cries out in the voice of Envy and Spite. Again, let us quote Steven’s words:

We men of the West stand for rule of law and decisions made by our best people, not a reckless mob smashing lives and reputations.

The Right should not interest itself in destruction but instead building up. Of course, this does not mean kowtowing to politics and the modern narrative. What it means is that the Right must divorce itself from both the notion of a Rules for Radicals set of tactics and having any interest in allying with any and all Leftist ideas. This requires that the Right, specifically those with the real heart for the mission at hand, study to show itself approved, and discern its own reasoning and rationale behind the principles that it endorses.

Being provocative is no substitute for substantive and nuanced thinking. Though Milo should never have been lynched for this non-existent accusation (we here have watched him on many occasions, despite disagreeing with his homosexual lifestyle, and have found the accusations of both the mainstream media and Breitbart to be fictitious broadening of a mere slip of the gay tongue), Obamacare still needs to be dealt with, as do immigration issues, economic issues, and a host more. Thus, the Right cannot afford at this moment to spend too much time up in arms about a gay man that the Right put entirely too much faith into on the outset though that faith will very likely pay off, as Milo will undoubtedly survive his fall. At the end of the day, however, if the Right is content on provocateurs to promote its agenda, the Right will fail.

In the meantime, the Right has to be more focused. It has to hold itself to a better standard. The Milos on the right are the machete to the forest of political correctness. But emulating them is superfluous; something like emulating a bulldozer once it has laid waste an old, condemned building—bulldozers serve a purpose, but without clear-thinking engineers and construction workers, the new, better establishment would never be built.